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Cities in Contemporary Africa

Editors: Murray, M., Myers, G. (Eds.)

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This book explains how and why cities on the African continent have grown at such a rapid pace, how municipal authorities have tried to cope with this massive influx of people, and how long-time urban residents and newcomers interact, negotiate, and struggle over access to limited resources.

About the authors

MARTIN MURRAY is Professor in the Department of Sociology, SUNY-Binghamton, New York, USA. 
GARTH MYERS is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Kansas, USA.

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"Readers of African Affairs who are seeking insights into what is now happening in a range of African cities, from Lagos to Luanda, will find plenty here...there is much of great interest and great value in this book." - Anthony O'Connor, African Affairs"Cities in Contemporary Africa is a refreshing collection, putting African cities at the center of urban thinking. It intelligently sets agendas for studying and acting in the diverse urban settings of the continent and beyond. Scholars and practitioners interested in cities everywhere will find themselves stimulated to deepen their understandings of their own cities with this exploration of cities in Africa. The continent s cities are sites for diverse, complex and inventive forms of urban living, often in situations of economic and political crisis. The authors are clear that this doesn't mean these cities are foreshadowing the future of the rest of the world; but they insist that learning from the experiences of African cities is crucial both to address these challenges, and to understand urbanism in the twenty-first century." - Jennifer D. Robinson, Professor of Urban Geography, The Open University, and author of Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Situating Contemporary Cities in Africa

    Pages 1-25

    Myers, Garth A. (et al.)

  • Douala/Johannesburg/New York: Cityscapes Imagined

    Pages 31-52

    Malaquais, Dominique

  • Internal Migration and the Escalation of Ethnic and Religious Violence in Urban Nigeria

    Pages 53-69

    Smith, Daniel Jordan

  • (Re)Configuring the City: The Mapping of Places and People in Contemporary Kenyan Popular Song Texts

    Pages 71-101

    Nyairo, Joyce

  • Douala: Inventing Life in an African Necropolis

    Pages 103-118

    Ndjio, Basile

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities in Contemporary Africa
Editors
  • M. Murray
  • G. Myers
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Martin J. Murray and Garth A. Myers
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60334-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230603349
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7035-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53204-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-11664-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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